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  1. Sep. 16, 2020Virtual town hall for graduate students

    Register now for a Virtual town hall for graduate students, on Friday, October 2 from 1:00-2:00 p.m.

    David Billedeau, President, Graduate Student Association – University of Waterloo (GSA-UW) and Jeff Casello, Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) invite you to attend a virtual town hall for University of Waterloo graduate students.

  2. Sep. 8, 2020Ask the Expert Session to answer questions about Tri-Agency and OGS/QEII-GSST scholarships

    On Tuesday September 15, the Awards and Funding team in Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) will host an Ask the Experts: Tri-Agency and OGS/QEII-GSST scholarships session.  The session will be hosted online, via Zoom from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

  3. Sep. 3, 2020A Letter from the Region of Waterloo to college and university students

    On September 3, 2020 Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang, Commissioner, Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services issued this statement (PDF) to "returning college and university" students in the Region of Waterloo.

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  1. Oct. 2, 2020Virtual town hall for graduate students
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    David Billedeau, President, Graduate Student Association – University of Waterloo (GSA-UW) and Jeff Casello, Associate Vice-President, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) invite you to attend a virtual town hall for University of Waterloo graduate students. 

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  1. Sep. 9, 2020Getting involved in student associations for professional and personal development: Reflections from a year-long mandate as the Computer Science (CS) Graduate Student Association (GSA) President

    As a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, there are many opportunities to develop personal and professional skills by joining a student association. These individual benefits, as usually advertised by the associations, include: making a positive impact in students’ social lives, influencing community life on campus, networking, and transferring the skills we learn as students into a more professional dynamic.

  2. June 19, 2020Benefits of a team-driven PhD

    Before starting my PhD at the University of Waterloo, I had the expectation that a PhD would involve me picking my own research problem and working independently on the problem. My first semester during the PhD brought me to the realization that I would be working in teams on multiple industry projects, which were supposed to guide me towards identifying a relevant research problem.

  3. May 8, 2020Productivity Tips from a Graduate Procrastibaker: steps to set yourself up for success working from home

    If you’re anything like me as a grad student, with the onset of Covid-19 and subsequent quarantine, you are constantly being bombarded on social media by conflicting articles about how to stay productive, how being unproductive in times of crisis is okay, and my personal favourite, (and consequently one I contribute to) idealized and highly stylized procrastination social media posts, mine are usually in the form of posting my many baking projects. Quarantine has both changed many things and at the same time, very few.

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